Daily archives: April 5th, 2018

#DomainGang recap : #Domain news on April 5th

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Ever since our September 2009 launch, we’ve been covering the domain industry’s news, using a unique approach. Whether it’s breaking news, or caustic parody news about domain names, we rarely missed a day. In 2018, we’re celebrating 9 years since DomainGang.com launched. New readers have more than 8,200 posts to peruse, and…



Domain Market Sentiments

By NamePros Daily Domaining Tips: Today: The future of .jp ccTLDs / The best short and long-term domain investments today / Sold Guitarsy.com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for pronounceable LLLL .com – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of…



Afilias hits pause button on Whois

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Company backtracks on plans to redact Whois…for now. Two days after informing registrars that it planned to redact almost all information from Whois records to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Afilias has put its plans on hold. The registry for domain names such as .info…



Coinbase announces Coinbase Ventures but it looks like someone is squatting on CoinbaseVentures.com

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Today popular US-based cryptocurrency platform Coinbase announced a new venture arm, not surprisingly called, Coinbase Ventures. “That’s why today, we’re announcing the formation of Coinbase Ventures. We’ll be providing financing to promising early stage companies that have the teams and ideas that can move the space forward in… Source: Domaining     



Heading to the Land of the Rising Sun

Michael Gilmour: As is my tradition, I’m writing this blog while sitting in the Qantas club at Melbourne airport. Where am I off to this time? As the title of the blog suggests, I’m traveling to Tokyo, Japan. It’s been a long time since I was last in Japan and I have many fond memories…



Afilias scraps plan to scrap Whois

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Afilias has “temporarily suspended” its plan to migrate its TLDs to an essentially thin Whois model. In what appears to be an effort to roll-back a bit of GDPR gun-jumping, the registry said it will instead wait and see how ICANN’s efforts to consult with European data protection authorities plays out….



Six Continents Lets Valuable Domain Names Expire

By Elliot Silver If you follow the domain name drop lists, you probably noticed some high value hotel-related domain names coming up for auction. It looks like a major hotel company let some valuable domain names expire, including the following names: AtlantaHotel.com HoustonHotel.com HollywoodHotels.com OntarioHotels.com LosAngelesHotel.com These domain names seem to be pending delete, and…



Fake or natural ones? Which #domain name is more valuable?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: When it comes down to fake versus natural ones, there is no consensus among men. Some prefer the beauty of natural breasts regardless of size, others seem to be infatuated with the symmetry and voluminous perfection of fake boobs. Women that tend to have breast augmentation or reduction surgeries to change their…



Daily Poll: Would / Do You Buy Your Local gTLD Extension?

By Elliot Silver There are quite a few local new gTLD domain name extensions such as .NYC, .Boston, .London, and others. I have never been bullish on the new extensions, but I thought the local extensions might have the best chance of success in local markets. I think there have been some successes, and it…



Indian tax agency tells #GoDaddy #domain registration income is “royalty”

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The tax authority of India wants GoDaddy to pay local tax for the registration of domain names. According to the Times of India, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in New Delhi has held GoDaddy to be liable to tax in India, on income earned from the registration of domain names. Legal…



10 Notable NameJet sales from March

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: How much more valuable is Freedom.com than TheFreedom.com? 1000 times, apparently. NameJet sold 102 domain names last month for $2,000 or more for a total of $500,000. Here are ten of the sales that jumped out at me: Optimization.com $27,700 – A buyer might also want to pick up…



AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 4, 2018

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 4, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had…



auDA role “could have killed me” says resigning domainer

By Kevin Murphy DomainIncite.com: Domainer and activist blogger Ned O’Meara has resigned from the auDA board of directors, about four months after being elected. He said in an apologetic blog post that the “negative stress” caused by being on the .au registry’s board had sent his blood pressure up, making him worry about having a…



Six Continents Lets Valuable Domain Names Expire

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: If you follow the domain name drop lists, you probably noticed some high value hotel-related domain names coming up for auction. It looks like a major hotel company let some valuable domain names expire, including the following names: AtlantaHotel.com HoustonHotel.com HollywoodHotels.com OntarioHotels.com LosAngelesHotel.com These do… Source: Domaining     



GDPR will make domain name transfers more difficult

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Lack of contact details in public Whois could thwart inter-registrar domain transfers. A few Domain Name Wire readers have asked how domain name transfers will work if domain registrars and registries eliminate contact details from Whois in response to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As it stands…



.AI domain name moves to CoCCA, which should spur adoption

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: EPP automates many .AI transactions people take for granted with other domains. Anguilla’s country code domain name .AI has become popular in recent years thanks to artificial intelligence companies. Now the domain has a bit of intelligence itself. The domain name registry has moved to the Council of Country…



Large portfolio? You’ll love our new bulk import and update tool.

By Doron Vermaat Efty.com: When we started building Efty back in 2014 our initial focus was on helping investors better manage and track their portfolios. We quickly found out however that the most popular features were those that help you sell your domains: customizable For-Sale landing pages and your own Marketplace. As a result, we…



Daily Poll: Would / Do You Buy Your Local gTLD Extension?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: There are quite a few local new gTLD domain name extensions such as .NYC, .Boston, .London, and others. I have never been bullish on the new extensions, but I thought the local extensions might have the best chance of success in local markets. I think there have been some successes, and…



TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 4/5/2018

By TNTNAMES TNTNames.com: Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 4/5/2018. The Auction items are all Hand Picked NamePro’s Auction Lists! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really … → Source: Domaining     



$127k in Sales on April 4th – Anderson.eu sold for $11,740 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was Anderson.eu which sold for $11,740. NameBio recorded 243 sales for a total of $126,667 with an average sale price of $521. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in…



CrosswordPuzzles.com, Slab.com + More Domain Movers

By Jamie Zoch DotWeekly: Welcome! Domain Movers is a series that keeps a close eye on company focused domain name transactions. We report these early findings to help companies around the world better understand the vast importance of domain names to your business and branding. The following is a tiny sample of some recent company…



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday April 5th, 2018

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: Every once in a while I get a group of names I just don’t like. Today is one of those days. There just weren’t any that I truly liked and found myself making more jokes than putting up names. You can always look though the names at the bottom that have bids…



153 Domain Discoveries for April 5th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



Daily Domain Picks 4-5-18

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 4-5-18 Top sales/closes from yesterday: Natural was the word on Wednesday, NaturalScience.com sold on NameJet and NaturalBreasts.com sold on Flippa. anderson.eu 11,740 USD 2018-04-04 Sedo naturalscience.com 4,989 USD 2018-04-04 NameJet naturalbreasts.com 3,500 USD 2018-04-04 Flippa refinanceny.com 2,026 USD 2018-04… Source: Domaining     



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